This is my newest theme, Darchitect. It is designed to be dark. Really dark. (or quite bright if you prefer) Aesthetics Inspired by high-contrast architecture photography and technical manuals, Darchitect is a combination of artistic canvas, engineering notes, and elegant book design. The build Darchitect is a fork of Twenty Twenty-One, this year’s default WordPress… Continue reading Darchitect
I started at Automattic seven years ago. When I started, there were around 200 total Automatticians. Woo was a separate company. Jetpack had no paid features yet. Tumblr was just acquired by Yahoo. We were still using IRC and Skype. There were twenty people in the design channel. My first day on the job was… Continue reading Farewell, Automattic
Sometimes, the simplest solution is the simplest solution. In this case, I’ve tried just about every popular development setup for WordPress. MAMP is still the winner. I had been using the WordPress docker environment that is available when working on the Gutenberg project. It’s mostly reliable, but makes my computer fan really tired. If you’re… Continue reading My Gutenberg setup
A bakery and a button Yesterday, I was helping fix up a site for a local bakery to better optimize it for a COVID-19 world. The site isn’t particularly old. It isn’t outdated. It has an entirely reasonable amount of plugins. Even in those optimal circumstances, adding an eye-catching “Order online” link to the sidebar… Continue reading WordPress – the site builder
This latest update is a major upgrade to the block editing experience. Check out all the details here:
I’m interested in trying out some new tools and am looking for your recommendations. Here are some questions I have: What do you use to run WordPress locally? (Docker, VVV, something else?) Where do you keep your project/git folders? (in the plugins directory, sync a build to plugins, Docker instance inside the project folder?) What… Continue reading What is your WordPress dev setup?
As WordPress evolves, it will be important to start building a more cohesive design framework for the product itself. This proposal is the start of a consistent grid system that can help bring all of the elements in line. Definitely take a look.